Race Info

Important Race Information

  • Pre-registration closes Thursday, February 19th at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Packet Pickup and Registration available on Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Indiana War Memorial
  • Race day Packet Pickup and Registration opens at 7:30 AM at the Indiana War Memorial
  • Polar Bear 5K start = 8:30 AM
  • Polar Bear 5-Mile start = 9:15 AM
  • Results will be located by clicking here.
  • Confirm your registration by clicking here.


Indiana War Memorial
431 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN (between Meridian Street and Pennsylvania on Michigan Street)

Rest & Recovery

Celebrate your finish inside the warm and cozy Indiana War Memorial. Join your friends, family and fellow runners and walkers with great refreshments.


Coming Soon!


Start & Finish

Thanks to our new Presenting Sponsor, Franciscan at CityWay, the 2016 Polar Bear will have a new course and POST PARTY!  The ultra fast course will take you to Fountain Square, then west to Meridian and back to CityWay. The 5 miler will take you north on Delaware to New York to East and back to the finish in front of CityWay.

5K starts at 8:30 AM | 5M starts at 9:15 AM.  Both events use the same start line.


Adult Divisions
* The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

The Polar Bear Double
Run the 5 Mile and the 5K

The top three male and female finishers will receive awards. There are no age or youth divisions in the Doubler.

Note: If you are running the Doubler, you can only accept one award. (i.e. you cannot win your age group in the 5K AND win your age group in the doubler. If you choose the doubler, then the second place finisher in the 5K age group would win.)


Purse will ONLY be paid based on the event you registered for.  If you register for the Doubler, you win Doubler money only even if you win the 5 mile or 5K.  Payout will be as follows:

Purse 5 Mile 5K Doubler
1st Place $125 $75 $175
2nd Place $75 $50 $100
3rd Place $50 $40 $75